morphology

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Noun[change]

Singular
morphology

Plural
morphologies

  1. (uncountable) (linguistics) A part of the grammar of a language. Morphology is the rules for putting parts of words together to make a whole word.
    English morphology is easier than German morphology.
    The linguist studied the morphology of many languages.
    The child had a problem with morphology after his head was hurt.
    The study of morphology is has to do with parts of words called morphemes.
  2. (uncountable) (biology) The study of how animals and plants are shaped.
    The morphology of insects has three body pieces and six legs.
  3. (uncountable) Morphology is or the study of shape in some other sciences, such as in geology or astronomy.
    Rock morphology gives us clues about Earth's history.
  4. (countable) A morphology is the shape of something in general.
    The morphologies of the different rocks tells us about how thing were when they were made.
    Insects have very different morphologies than mammals.

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